Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach free download

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach free download

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach free download.

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

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“A delightful, illuminating grab bag of space-flight curiosities.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A truly funny look at the less majestic aspects of the space program…. Roach’s writing is supremely accessible, but there’s never a moment when you aren’t aware of how much research she’s done into unexplored reaches of space travel.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“An utterly fascinating account, made all the more entertaining by the author’s ever-amused tone.” (BookPage)

“An impish and adventurous writer with a gleefully inquisitive mind and stand-up comic’s timing.” (Booklist)

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Augustine’s Laws by Norman R. Augustine pdf free download

Augustine's Laws by Norman R. Augustine pdf free download

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A top chief executive looks at the complexities and conundrums of today’s business management and offers solutions. Augustine sets forth 52 laws that cover every area of business in an entertaining, informative manner.

I would not have ever expected to find myself laughing out loud, nor even smiling often while reading a book that discusses government projects and corporations who contract them. Norman Augustine provides a clear and critical insight into the corporate-government affairs world with just enough graphs and charts to make it comprehensible yet not overbearing. I found it as light reading – which is a virtue on it’s own when reading about such complex a subject.
Norm Augustine has captured the government defense aerospace industry “sprawling on a pin” for dissection. In one particularly humorous bit he points out that just when the aerospace industry’s trend to more and more expensive combat aircraft looked like it might be stalled since adding weight is anathema to aircraft — along came something expensive and weightless to fill the gap — software! This is one terrific book! Just the figure showing there is no correlation between what executives are paid and the performance of their companies is worth the price of admission.
Accurate, Funny, and informative. This book captures the real (and not so real) world of government and other large projects spot on. Having been on both sides (NASA and contractor), there be truth in this wit. Enjoy. To be appreciated, best read while sitting on a $600 toilet seat.
This is a great tongue in cheek look at the aerospace and defense industry. Anyone that has spent even a few months supporting the DoD, large contractors, and aerospace companies will appreciate this book. Each chapter has a law and is written around explaining that law. While it is humorous it is also a little scary how accurate it is. This is one of my favorite books and I quote it often!
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Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe by Carolyn Collins Petersen free download

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe by Carolyn Collins Petersen free download

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Explore the curiosities of our galaxy!

Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what’s hidden beyond our starry sky.

From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

So whether you’re looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers–even the ones you didn’t know you were looking for.

So, relax. Get a cool drink and sit back with this book of science knowledge made fun. Expand your realm and your mind on all that make us up, what makes up everything from the smallest quark to cosmic expansion of galaxies. Explore a bit within and without math as the basic steps for making the complex very easy to understand, while amazing to read.

Talk about a great book. It was exactly what I was expecting. The book is very well laid out and is filled with all the information a beginner would need to know about Astronomy. The size of the book makes is convenient for carrying it around. It contains everything from the make up of each planet to recommendations on where else to get information from. If you are a person is newly interested or would like to know more about what is this whole Space is all about, pick this book up. You will not be disappointed.

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A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking pdf free download

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking pdf free download

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

Review

“[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power.”—The New York Review of Books

“This book marries a child’s wonder to a genius’s intellect. We journey into Hawking’s universe while marvelling at his mind.”—The Sunday Times (London)

“Masterful.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Charming and lucid . . . [A book of] sunny brilliance.”—The New Yorker

“Lively and provocative . . . Mr. Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher’s gifts—easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life.”—The New York Times

“Even as he sits helpless in his wheelchair, his mind seems to soar ever more brilliantly across the vastness of space and time to unlock the secrets of the universe.”—Time

About the Author

Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell.

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